Rick Spielman held his annual predraft news conference Tuesday. If the goal was to talk without giving away much information of value — which, honestly, it should be — Spielman succeeded. This particular year, though, nobody should worry too much about what was said, at least when it comes to the first round.

The Vikings sure appear headed toward that wonderful convergence of immediate need, long-term need, the right players available and the right value for the pick in the first round when it comes to wide receivers. They might value one over another, but there are a bunch of impact guys slotted in the general area of their pick. Spielman tried to dissuade us from that notion, saying Tuesday the Vikings have not "honed in on a receiver in the first round. We'll look at the best potential player, regardless of position."

But when that's likely to be a wide receiver, it's win-win.

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